High-Speed Railway (HSR) Construction by Country (1965-2019)
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🏀🏏🏈Maximized your PROFIT in Sports betting using these Sports betting Strategyhttps://tinyurl.com/sportsbets2🏆🏆🥇🥇🥇🎖🏆🏆High-speed rail (HSR) is a ty...
@CamaradaD
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All aboard the Socialist Train! Next stop: the future!

JucheBot1988
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“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”

@Aru
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HSR = Hungary Socialist Republic confirmed???

Any system with under 1000 km isn’t maximizing HSR’s potential relative to air travel.

I have ridden the Shinkansen and KTX, and routinely ride CRH. Japan’s stations are better than China’s (better boarding, better integrated into their cities) but god damn, that network effect goes full force in China. Most of the inconvenience of China’s stations (metro and HSR) is due to bag checks and pat downs airport style, implemented due to US sponsored terrorism about a decade ago. IIRC Japan didn’t have that so one just even more casually walked to one’s train. Still, on a busy day in China you can arrive 10 minutes before your HSR train and still make it if you know what you are doing.

If you think you hate flying now wait until you try flying after riding high speed rail.

USA does not belong on that list.

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To be fair, the US does have two high speed rail lines:

  1. That dumb Acela Express thing (federal government project!) that goes slightly faster than a normal freight train, and

  2. That bit of track in California connecting nowhere to nowhere. It’s about a hundred miles long, and took something like fifteen years to build.

Poland have few hundred km of “high” speed rail, mostly going 150km/h, rarily up to 200. Trains are the variations of the italian Pendolino, ironically called “pierdolino” due to large amount of fuckups and corruption every big program in Poland inevitably involves.

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“high” speed rail, mostly going 150km/h, rarily up to 200.

That’s still faster than the fastest train in the United States.

Lmao, what a fine competent big brother we have.

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Honestly, size and resources are the only reason the US hasn’t collapsed yet. It’s badly-run even by the standard of modern capitalist nations.

until something not embarassing is built don’t try to be fair

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We’re stuck then, 'cause the whole United States is embarrassing

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That isn’t true. West Texas has some superior highway overpasses. Uh… Struggling to think of anything else infrastructural. DC’s subway stations look awesome. Uh. We have a lot of street grid cities (ruined by filling in major grid blocks with culs de sac). That’s all I got.

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California has a highway system that was efficient back when it was built.

California has a * that was efficient back when it was built.

Also, China’s newer high speed tracks are all built to allow top speeds of 400 kph or higher, whereas lines, even new ones, in Europe often cap out at speeds in the 300s, with 400 tracks being less common.

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Some of the trains out of Shanghai are cruising at 350 these days instead of the previous 300.

Yup, they’re upgrading existing tracks to higher top speed as well.

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Until this year I thought the train was the transportation of the past.

But trains are the cheapest form of long-range transport on land as they are electric that don’t need heavy batteries.
The largest competitor to the train is the ship.
Ships can carry lots and lots of containers and don’t need any kind of road maintenance.
The only two disadvantages of ships are that they are slow moving and the fact that they can only be cheaper when the cost of gasoline/diesel/bunker fuel remains low.

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Just being curious, what did you think last year would be the transportation of the future, and why?

Considering what muricans are playing with, most likely brahmins.

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The dominant transportation of today, ever larger container ships.

They can carry more than any other vehicle by far and don’t need to pay for road maintenance. Not to mention, you don’t need to cross in-between-nations borders that might ask for exuberant custom fees, go into civil war, go to war with you, etc.

Gasoline? I thought large ships run on diesel?

Either way, both come from crude oil so I guess it doesn’t matter that much.

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diesel

Sorry diesel or bunker fuel.
Either way, it all comes down to oil.

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large ships run on ‘bunker fuel,’ which is whatever the cheapest liquid hydrocarbons or lipids they can get are. There is no more polluting fuel you could run in a diesel engine.

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The more you know! Another reason why capitalism needs to end asap.

@vaguevoid
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china for the win

Muad'Dibber
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2007 China to EU and Japan: “I’m about to wreck this man’s whole career.”

JucheBot1988
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“Bide your time, hide your strength, then troll the heck out of everybody” – Deng Xiaoping

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I love that someone memed the “US: But at what cost??!!” thing

ksynwa (he/him)
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What the hell happened in 2006?

JucheBot1988
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Jiang and the ghost of Lei Feng brought out the big spoon

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Fuckin Brits got us beat?! That’s a crying shame.

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